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Admission Requirements and Process

The Brigham Young University Dietetic Internship (DI) participates in the pre-select option to computer matching (the DI does not particiapte in computer matching.) The  BYU DI has eight (8) openings per year. The internship is a combined internship with master's program. The application deadline is January 15 at 9:59 pm Mountain time (11:59 pm ET). Applicants will be notified on or before February 1 confirming his or her acceptance status in the program.

If selected for the BYU DI, the applicant's name and email will be submitted by February 1 to D&D Digital Systems, Inc. to ensure that the applicant will not participate in the April computer match. If the applicant is not selected through the pre-select process, he/she may apply to any other DI through the computer matching process. D&D Digital Systems may be contacted at (515) 292-0490 or

Admission requirements and prerequisites

  • Completion of Brigham Young University’s ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics with an original 'Verification Statement' or 'Intent to Complete' from the Didactic Program Director.
  • Personal interview with the selection committee
  • Quick turn-around writing sample. Instructions are provided to applicants after the Jan 15 application deadline.
  • Successful candidates generally have:
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a B- in any NDFS course or C- in other major courses
    • At least 500 hours of dietetics-related work and/or volunteer experience
    • A Combined GRE Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning score of ≥300 and ≥4.0 on the Analytic Writing test

Application Process Overview

DICAS and BYU Graduate Studies Application: Applicants must submit two applications 1) application through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) and 2) application through BYU Graduate Studies.

Interview: Applicants must complete an interview. The 2020 interviews are scheduled for Friday January 24, 2020 between 8 am to 12 pm MST. 

Application Instructions

1. Complete a DICAS Application

  • Complete an application in the DICAS Online Applicant Portal by January 15 at 9:59 pm Mountain Time (11:59 pm ET). ​
    • Document GRE scores in DICAS
    • Submit GRE scores to BYU on or before January 15
  • Request a BYU transcript to be sent to:
    • Dr. Pauline Williams, PhD, RDN, CD electronically at The transcript must be an official transcript and sent directly from BYU. The transcript should not be “issued to student”.
    • This transcript request is in addition to the DICAS transcript request form
  • In the DICAS system list four references (see details below) and assure letters of recommendation are uploaded by Jan 15 at 9:59 pm Mountain Time (11:59 pm ET).
    • Two BYU Dietetics faculty members from your undergraduate program
      • BYU dietetics faculty may choose to provide a verbal recommendation. Clarify with faculty if recommendation will be verbal or written.
      • If you are not selected for the BYU DI and apply to other internships the faculty will need to submit a written recommendation to DICAS
    • Two work or volunteer supervisors; recommendations should be submitted by the Jan 15 deadline
  • Submit a $45 DICAS application fee to DICAS by January 15
    • If not accepted at BYU, you can then use the DICAS system to apply to other internship(s) by February 15, with an additional $20 fee per program

2. Complete BYU Graduate Studies Application. Applicants for the Combined DI Masters track must complete this application in addition to the DICAS application.

  • Complete an application through BYU Graduate Studies  by January 15 at 9:59 pm Mountain Time (11:59 pm ET).
  • Apply for the MS in Nutritional Science and Dietetics, Dietetics Emphasis
  • Obtain and submit an Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Submit GRE scores to BYU by January 15
  • In the BYU system list three people who will give you a recommendation. Select the three people from the four you listed in the DICAS system application
    • Two work supervisors and one BYU Dietetics faculty
    • Inform recommenders to download and save the DICAS recommendation and then upload that form into the BYU system
    • Both faculty and work recommendations must be upload by Jan 15 deadline
  • Under the preferred project area(s) and faculty enter "Dietetics and Pauline Williams." If selected for the MS/DI you will have the opporunity to discuss project options with NDFS faculty members, before being assigned a project and graduate advisor.
  • Pay all fees related to the Graduate Studies application

3. Sign-up for an Interview
Interviews are held Friday January 24, 2020 between 8 am to 12 pm MST. Sign up for an interview at this link (link coming in late 2019 early 2020)If all interview slots are full, contact the Dietetic Internship Director to set up a time. Interviews are held in the Eyring Science Center on the BYU campus. Report to the Hallway by S-221 ESC at scheduled interview day/time. If you are far from the Provo area, please sign-up for an interview time, then contact the Dietetic Internship Director at to set up a video or conference call.